UK Power Reserve has partnered with Fluence, a Siemens and AES company, to deliver the first phase of its 120MW battery storage portfolio. This partnership represents the single largest energy storage portfolio transaction with one technology provider in the UK to date.
Courtesy of Fluence
UK Power Reserve was recently acquired by Sembcorp Industries, a utilities, marine and urban development group.
The company is starting construction on the first 60MW of the 120MW in its energy storage portfolio secured in the 2016 Capacity Market auction.
Fluence will provide three 20MW battery energy storage systems at sites in the Midlands and North West using its Advancion energy storage technology platform. All three sites are expected to be operational during winter 2018/19.
Fluence will provide operations and maintenance services to UK Power Reserve throughout the 15-year duration of the Capacity Market contracts.
"Fluence’s battery storage technology solves today’s energy challenges by adding fast, flexible capacity to networks in transition," said Paul McCusker, Managing Director, UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa, for Fluence.